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Matthäus Aurogallus

Matthäus Aurogallus, German: Matthäus Goldhahn was a Czech linguist. Born in Chomutov, Bohemia as Matthäus Goldhahn, Aurogallus served as Professor of Hebrew at the University of Wittenberg and was a colleague of Philip Melanchthon and Martin Luther. He assisted Luther in the revision of the reformer's translation of the Old Testament, and made valuable contributions to the academic study of Hebrew... Read More

BornMatthäus Goldhahn
1490
City of Komotau (Czech: Chomutov, Latin: Comotavia, Comotovia, Comutovia, Chomutovia), (Imperial-Electoral) Royal Bohemia, Bohemian Crownland
(personal union of Jagiellonian Lithuania, Poland, Czech, and Hungary)
Died10 November 1543
City of Wittenberg, Imperial-Electoral Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
NationalityCzech (German Bohemian)
OccupationProfessor of Hebrew, linguist
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